Announcement: human rights rally BELARUS, WHERE ARE HANCHAR AND KRASOUSKI? in Washington


BAZA-DC and Amnesty International USA invite you to a human rights rally "BELARUS, WHERE ARE HANCHAR AND KRASOUSKI?" on September 16, 2014, 4:30pm.

September 16 marks the 15th anniversary of disappearance of the prominent politician Viktar Hanchar and businessman Anatoli Krasouski. Despite the fact that the Belarusian KGB had both men under constant surveillance, the official investigation of the disappearances announced that the case could not be solved. The official investigation of two similar cases, the disappearances of Yuri Zakharenka, former Belarusian Minister of the Interior (disappeared on May 7, 1999), and Dmitri Zavadski, a cameraman for the Russian TV channel ORT (disappeared on July 7, 2000), has also yielded no results. The fate of the four men remains unknown.

BAZA-DC and Amnesty International USA call on Belarus to launch a truly independent and transparent investigation into the above-mentioned disappearances by the competent national authorities, provide relatives with information about the whereabouts of the disappeared persons; and respect and comply with the United Nations Human Rights Committee decision on the case of the enforced disappearance of Anatoli Krasouski.

The demonstration will be held at its usual location across from the Belarusian Embassy. This is a "drop-by" event, and is open to participants throughout the specified time for whatever period of time is available to the individual. Invite friends!

Demonstration Location: Across from the Belarusian Embassy
1619 New Hampshire Ave, NW (Near 18th & New Hampshire), Washington, DC 20009

Metro: Dupont Circle (Red Line), Q Street Exit

Date and time: Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 4:30-5:30pm